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    Hi Folkes
    I am looking for cheaper "smell alikes" to the following -
    L'eau d'issey - Issey Miyake
    Glow - J lo
    Happy - Clinique
    Acqua di Gio - Armani
    Private Collection - Estee Lauder
    Any suggestions?

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    JMO, but Private Collection is without equal. It has a unique green/floral/incense/animalic vibe, and for all its many parts, comes across as a unified harmony.
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    Welcome to Basenotes! Hope you enjoy being here.

    No offence, please, but what is the price bracket you are looking for? Some of those above can be bought for around $30 on the net (parfum1 is just one of the sources, they often have 10 per cent off promos and free shipping on all orders priced at $75 and above). While I can't answer your question right away, I think you should look into Avon/Oriflame or Yves Rocher scents, some of them might cost around $20.
    Currently wearing: Omnia Paraiba by Bulgari

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    Escape by CK can be found at discounters and is very similar almost a dupe of Issey.Escape has a bit of rosewood though.
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    As said above, these can be found online for relatively reasonable prices.
    I think if you do actually find an alternative, it may not be very pleasant smelling.
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    La Voile Rouge

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    Perry Ellis 360 Red is a great and cheap alternative to Acqua Di Gio
    Currently wearing: Bel Ami Vetiver by Hermès

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    Charlie -original blue is similar to EL Private Collection. Not a dupe ,but in the green floral family.
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